Am taking a brief break away from Glazer Antique Hearts and make changes to a rug I hooked last year at Rugs by the Sea in Cape May. Seems like that rug camp has taken complete control over my mind lately.
That rug getting my attention again is a pattern named Golden in the Garden which you can read about by clicking on that link. This is how it looked after finishing it October 2018. I wasn't completely pleased with how my boy Ben turned out (I changed it from a Golden Retriever to a Rottweiler). He was supposed to be a wide cut primitive but wasn't pleased with the head. But before that challenge decided to work on the snail and make it a little more prominent. Below is the before.
Above was the snail before and below is how the snail looks now. Hmm the new photo looks a little washed out. Next to tackle my boy Ben.
Unfortunately there isn't an exact color choice for the background. Since Ben's head is too big for the body it is the dark wool which needs to be removed and replaced with background wool. Thankfully I've more of that wool. Will also have to tweak what black wool is there.
Here is the edited version..... Here is my first experience with the Apple Pencil to see how to make changes to my boy Ben. At first thought using the black line might help me decide what colors to pull to make the head/muzzle better. BTW, this was before changing the snail. This first try I felt his muzzle would be too short, too boxy and didn't represent my boy.
Second attempt at using a black line drawing on the photo thought I'd shave off a little under the muzzle. But with the black lines on black hooking couldn't see what the results would be.
That is when I decided to use a close color to the background, alleviate the black on black to see what the face would look like with those sections removed.
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Today I still didn't get to work on Ben and tomorrow the stitches are removed from my gum. Sure hope I'm healed enough for those to be removed just 6 days after surgery.